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U.S. Constitutions Twenty-Sixth Amendment

U.S. Amendments

“The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.”

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment prohibits states from discriminating against voters who are at least 18 years old, and grants Congress power to “enforce” that prohibition through “appropriate legislation.”

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment is the last in a series of amendments enacted expanding constitutional protection for voting rights. Like many other amendments, it was enacted as a direct repudiation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. It was passed by Congress on March 23, 1971 and ratified July 1, 1971.

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment is most frequently invoked,  along with the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, in disputes concerning college students’ residency for voting purposes. A person generally may vote only at their “domicile,” which is the place in which they has established their home, where they intend to remain indefinitely, and to which they intend to return when they travels. Controversies have arisen over whether a dormitory or apartment where a college student lives while attending school may qualify as that student’s “domicile,” allowing the student to register to vote at that address.

The question is if a student vote in that state should they be a filing tax return in the state? What do you think?


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2 thoughts on “U.S. Constitutions Twenty-Sixth Amendment

  1. Avatar h r soule says:

    if the students want the privileges of “domicile”, then they should also pay the price for those privileges. file a tax return in the domicile you claim. period.

    • Avatar Michael S Cash. says:

      Students in college out of state or out of their congressional district are on a transitory absence from home. They don have a new one.

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